Sunday, April 4, 2010
In 2002, Jamie invested his life's savings into a charity venture to help young people not in school or employed have a career in the catering industry. The program at Fifteen London restaurant is an ongoing success and three others were added in Amsterdam, Cornwall and Melbourne. A TV series called Jamie's Kitchen followed Jamie on this journey. The Fifteen Foundation charity is now funded by proceeds from his bestselling cookbook Cook with Jamie.
This was only the beginning of Jamie's burgeoning mission.
In 2004, he launched the School Dinners program to bring healthy food to Britain's school system. In 2008, after realizing the kids weren't eating any better at home than at school, he started the Ministry of Food program. Last year in 2009, he brought his fight for healthy food for children across the pond. And Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution was born.
Now that, my friend, defies common sense! Definitely and completely. And qualifies for my current Whackadoodle Dandy.
Here are those clips:
The American kids actually wanted to eat this crap. I mean...come on already! I, for one, have never liked these critters. Now I know why.
For some reason, the embedding is disabled for the second video, where the English school kids reject the icky stuff. Here, however, is the youtube.com link to watch it over there.
Happy watching. And, hey, click on over to Jamie's Food Revolution website and sign the petition.
Maybe together we can wrest our food out of corporate American's clutches and get healthy food back on our collective tables.
Picture entitled The Spirit of '76 (aka Yankee Doodle) is an oil painting by Archibald MacNeal Willard that hangs at the U.S. Department of State.
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